Three removed from duty as investigations continue at CJIA


( –  An in-depth investigation is being conducted by senior personnel of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following the incident of an Air Traffic Control Officer vacating his post on Saturday March 8, 2014.

According to a statement issued, the report is expected to be on the desk of Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn by the end of the week.

The statement noted that from preliminary investigation three persons were removed from duty to facilitate the detailed inquiry which will focus on the incident and its related factors and breach of procedures.

“It is also imperative to note that the inbound flight to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was continuously under the control, and in two way radio communication with Guyana Air Traffic Control Officers from the time it entered Guyana’s airspace to the time of landing,” the statement noted. 

The ATC left his post while a Caribbean Airlines Flight was preparing to land at the CJIA. Reports indicate that he was feeling ill. 



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